Quinoa Poha | Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Quinoa is low in calories and high in good quality proteins, which works well for any weight loss diet plan. Quinoa is a complete source of protein and a good source of anti-inflammatory, monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids. It is anti-inflammatory and also a powerful antioxidant. With all these and more nutritional benefits, it’s difficult to resist adding quinoa to your diet.

Quinoa Poha

But how do you really do it without having to change your palate? You can include quinoa in your morning diet by making quinoa poha. Yes, your regular poha gets a makeover by replacing high-carb rice flakes with low-carb, high-protein quinoa. This sweet, spicy, lemony and hearty, that’s how I would describe the flavors in this Quinoa Poha :). Quinoa Poha is my healthy twist on a popular Indian vegetarian breakfast and snack recipe. 

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Ingredients :
Cooked quinoa – 2 cups
Chopped veggies – 1/4 cup each ( Any veggies of your choice) ( I used beans, carrots, string beans, broccoli, red capsicum, frozen peas)
Finely chopped onion – 1 big
Finely chopped green chilli – 1
Roasted peanuts – 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 7
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Juice of half lemon
Himalayan pink salt to taste
Few fresh coriander leaves

Method :

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds allow them crackle.
  2. Add curry leaves with green chilli.
  3. Now add finely chopped onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  4. Add all chopped veggies with himalayan pink salt and saute for 8 minutes on low heat.
  5. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric and chaat masala. Mix well.
  6. Then add cooked quinoa and saute for 5 minutes on low heat.
  7. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice with fresh coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot.

Broccoli Lime Poha | Breakfast Recipe | Fiber Rich Breakfast

Your breakfast must be the healthiest meal of the day as it is the first meal you consume before starting your day. Today, I prepared a simple poha dish just by combining broccoli florets, red bell pepper, and a hint of lime juice. My kid and husband loved it.

Broccoli Lime Poha

Poha is also known as flattened rice and is made with beaten rice – an excellent source of carbohydrates, iron, fibre, and packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and free of gluten.

Fiber Rich Breakfast

It is a light breakfast food that eases the digestive system. As poha is easy to be digested, it will not lead to bloating and help keep you feeling full for a longer period, making it a perfect in breakfast or evening snack, if you are looking for losing some weight.

Best way to add greens in your breakfast

Broccoli is low in calories and high in fiber, each of which helps with weight management. While broccoli is not a traditional breakfast food and may seem like an odd choice, there are actually many delicious and easy ways to include this tasty green vegetable in your morning meal.

Broccoli – My Son’s Favorite Green Veggie

Broccoli Lime Poha | Breakfast Recipe | Fiber Rich Breakfast

Ingredients :
Poha – 1 cup
Broccoli – 1 medium size
Finely chopped onion – 1 big
Finely chopped red bell pepper – 1 small
Green chilly – 2
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 7
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Pav bhaji masala – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

Method :

  1. Put poha in a colander and wash twice. Leave in the colander to drain out completely.
  2. Wash broccoli and cut them into small florets. Cook the broccoli florets with little turmeric powder and a cup of water for 3 minutes. Switch off the flame once done. Then drain and keep them aside. Broccoli florets should be cooked well and crispy enough to bite.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  4. Now add turmeric, salt, pav bhaji masala, green chili. Then add chopped red bell pepper, broccoli and cook for 8 minutes on high flame.
  5. Lower the flame and add soaked poha. Cook on medium-low flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix well and cover the lid.
  7. Keep aside for 5 minutes. Served hot Poha with tea.
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Spinach Sprouts Brown Poha – Iron Rich Breakfast

This iron-rich breakfast made with brown poha, spinach, and sprouts turned out to super healthy breakfast.

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Iron Rich Breakfast

Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals. To make it healthier, I have added little sprouts in this recipe as sprouted pulses are easier to digest while providing precious nutrients like iron, calcium, b-complex vitamin and c.

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Spinach & Sprouts

Spinach Sprouts Brown Poha – Iron Rich Breakfast

Ingredients :
Brown Poha  – 1 cup
Sprouts – 1/2 cup
Spinach Chopped Leaves – 1 cup
Finely chopped onion – 2
Finely chopped green chilly – 1
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 7
Pav bhaji masala – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

Pomegranate For Garnishing – 1/2 cup

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Brown Poha

Method :

  1. Put brown poha in a colander and wash twice. Leave brown poha in a colander to drain out completely.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Now add salt, pav bhaji masala, sprouts, chopped spinach, chopped green chilies. Cook for 5 minutes on high flame.
  4. Now lower the flame and add soaked brown poha. Mix it well and cook for another 3 minutes. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice.
  5. Mix them well and cover the lid. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  6. After 5 minutes open the lid and garnish with pomegranate.

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Healthy Breakfast